Tuesday 28 February 2017

North East VMUG - Thursday 23rd March

It's with great pleasure that I announce the first North East VMware User Group event of 2017 and boy is it a big one.  The event will be help on Thursday 23rd March at the Royal Station Hotel from 11:30 to 18:00 in Newcastle.  As always there will be a light lunch, tea & coffee and vBeers in the evening.  The full address and map can be found below:

Royal Station Hotel
Neville St
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Registration is now open

We have some excellent speakers and sponsor and the event is gearing up to be great start to 2017 for the North East VMUG.

Lee Dilworth (twitter)
VMware EMEA Practice Lead – Storage & Availability

“Software Defined Storage Marches On – To say things are busy in the software defined storage side of VMware would be an understatement but the result of all of this activity is thousands of customers enjoying storage flexibility, performance and ease of use that were words once not often used in this area of IT. Join us to learn more and hear how you too can benefit and what other things are just around the corner.”

Atif Qadeer (blog | twitter)
VMware Senior Systems Engineer

“VMware Cloud on AWS; offering you the best of both worlds. Everything you need to know about VMware’s virtualization and management software to seamlessly deploy and manage VMware workloads across all of their on-premises and AWS environments.”

Mark Brookfield (blog | twitter)
VMware PSO Consultant

“Automate all the things! SRM, vRA and Puppet – a hands-on demo”

As always, it wouldn't be possible to put on these events without our sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

Sam Routledge (twitter)
Softcat CTO

“Softcat and our NSX journey -Join us as we share our real-world experience of deploying NSX – the use cases, the pitfalls and the results. We’ll also talk about our success with a ‘zero-trust’ security architecture founded upon NSX micro-segmentation”

Ezat Dayeh (twitter)
Cohesity Senior Systems Engineer

“Beyond backup – making your VMware protection data work for you – Cohesity will give a demonstration of their hyper-converged secondary storage solution that will let you protect, develop and analyse your VM data to improve SLAs and business agility while reducing costs.”

James Smith (twitter)
Morpheus Senior Systems Engineer

“Morpheus Data is a full feature cloud management platform that allows you do deploy into any public or private cloud infrastructure at either VM or Container level.  During the session we will show provisioning of a simple two tier app stack and then deployment of an application onto that stack. We will then look at how we can monitor and control that app through its life cycle.”

Silver Sponsor

We have some great prizes to give away so it's always worth staying to the end as you never know what you might win (actually you do know as all prizes are normally on the table as you register)

Looking forward to catching up with everyone.